Viacom and Cable One continues to negotiate, trying to reach a carriage deal before the current contract expires on Mar 31. In a statement, the MSO’s CEO Tom Might said the programmer proposed a rate increase of more than 100%. "If Viacom is unwilling to negotiate a fair agreement, we will let these networks go in favor of bringing you some of the top-rated networks you’ve been requesting and expanding several other highly-requested networks to our most popular level of service," Might said. NCTC has been warning members and their subs about the potential loss of Viacom programming on Mon if a deal can’t be reached.

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MTV, VH1 Commits $250mln to Diverse Content

ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group announced a commitment of $250mln over the next three years to help fuel the growth of content created and produced by BIPOC and women-owned and operated production companies.

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